Security

Related Faculty

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Professor
Bio-sensory computing; brainwave authentication; information economics and policy
Chris Hoofnagle
Adjunct Professor
Internet law, information privacy, consumer protection, cybersecurity, computer crime, regulation of technology, edtech
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Professor
privacy, fairness, human rights, cybersecurity, technology and governance, values in design
Steven Weber
Professor (I School and Dept. of Political Science); Faculty Director, Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity
International politics, international business, and the information economy; Cybersecurity; Behavioral economics within Information Systems

Recent Publications

Dec 15, 2018

What can machines know about the mind? This dissertation seeks to understand people’s beliefs about this question: how these beliefs affect and arise from interactions with digital sensors, from prior beliefs about the mind and the body; and how these beliefs may shape the design of technical systems in the future.

The purpose of this dissertation is twofold. First, it surfaces that the boundary between sensing bodies and sensing minds is unstable, deeply entangled with social context and beliefs about the body and mind. Second, it proposes the porousness of this boundary as a site for studying the role that biosensing devices will play in near future. As biosensors creep into smart watches, bands, and ingestibles, their ability to divine not just what these bodies do, but what they think and feel, presents an under-explored avenue for understanding and imagining how thesetechnologies will come to matter in the course of life.

Nov 8, 2018

We investigate cybersecurity toolkits, collections of public facing materials intended to help users achieve security online. We look at design dimensions of these toolkits, and investigate how the toolkits construct security as a value and how they construct people as (in)secure users.

May 8, 2018

The creators of technical infrastructure are under social and legal pressure to comply with expectations that can be difficult to translate into computational and business logics. This dissertation bridges this gap through three projects that focus on privacy engineering, information security, and data economics, respectively. These projects culminate in a new formal method for evaluating the strategic and tactical value of data: data games. This method relies on a core theoretical contribution building on the work of Shannon, Dretske, Pearl, Koller, and Nissenbaum: a definition of situated information flow as causal flow in the context of other causal relations and strategic choices.

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Security news

Screenshot of Hany Farid explaining Deepfakes

The Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity has produced an animated “explainer” video about deepfakes and misinformation, featuring perspectives from Head of School and Associate Dean Dr. Hany Farid.

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Citizen Clinic program helps organizations defend against cyberattacks and expands participation in cybersecurity among women and under-represented students.

Vibhor Sehgal and Anna Fita

Anna Fita (MICS ’20) and Vibhor Seghal (MIMS ’21) have been awarded the Curtis B. Smith Cybersecurity Fellowship for 2020-2021.

Joe Hall delivers the keynote address at Commencement in 2018

A little over a week after the 2020 election, 59 election security experts, including alumnus and noted election security expert Joseph Lorenzo Hall (Ph.D. ’08), issued a public letter refuting the claim that the 2020 election outcome had been altered through technical compromise.

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